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Qualitative exploration of the feasibility and acceptability of workplace-based microgrants to improve physical activity: The 10,000 Steps Pedometer Microgrant Scheme.

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posted on 19.02.2019, 00:00 by CM Caperchione, Corneel VandelanotteCorneel Vandelanotte, K Corry, Deborah PowerDeborah Power, N Gill, MJ Duncan
OBJECTIVE: Despite the benefits associated with workplace health programs, many organizations are unable to offer them due to financial constraints. To address this barrier, the existing 10,000 Steps program trialed the 10,000 Steps Pedometer Microgrant Scheme. This study assessed the feasibility and acceptability of the Microgrant Scheme. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews with employee representatives (n = 19) were used to explore perceptions of the Microgrant Scheme. Thematic inductive analysis was conducted. RESULTS: Three main themes emerged: 1) the need for workplace initiatives to address health promotion issues (The Need); 2) the factors associated with the application and implementation process (The Process); and 3) employee and employer benefits associated with the Microgrant Scheme (The Outcomes). CONCLUSION: These findings highlight the potential utility of a Microgrant Scheme to extend the reach and long-term sustainability of workplace health promotion activities.

Funding

Category 2 - Other Public Sector Grants Category

History

Volume

60

Issue

8

Start Page

e406

End Page

e411

Number of Pages

6

eISSN

1536-5948

ISSN

1076-2752

Location

United States

Publisher

Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins

Language

eng

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

University of Technology Sydney; University of Newcastle

Author Research Institute

Appleton Institute

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine

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